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My topical treatment seems to work on the spots I treat, but I keep getting new acne blemishes. What should I do?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See derm for Rx

You may benefit form a medical treatment regimen.

In brief: See derm for Rx

You may benefit form a medical treatment regimen.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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